Back then. . . . .1980 Chevrolet C10 pickup

Back then. . . . .1980 Chevrolet C10 pickup

(More than 40 years ago, on April 19, 1980, I reviewed in The Denver Post a Chevrolet C10 6-cylinder pickup. Following are excerpts:) A piano-hauling trip to Fort Worth, Texas, provided a test for a half-ton Chevrolet with a 250-cubic-inch…

VW Atlas stirs memories of Paul Gebhardt

VW Atlas stirs memories of Paul Gebhardt

I was driving a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas in mid-August when I heard of the death of Paul Gebhardt, 89, longtime Boulder automobile dealer who died Aug. 7. The Atlas, noted for its passenger/cargo roominess, has undergone exterior styling refreshment for…

Best foot forward prevails in Challenger

Best foot forward prevails in Challenger

Rolling along on a Sunday afternoon on a straight stretch of roadway devoid of traffic, I quickly moved this powerful-popping performance coupe into triple-digit speed. Its weighty plumpness and near-foot-wide Pirelli 305/35s at the corners lent it a very safe…

Lexus expands with open-top LC500

Lexus expands with open-top LC500

The 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible, anticipated for a couple of years, has arrived – in style. Beautiful. With a top that drops in 15 seconds, the LC’s appearance was timed perfectly for our warm days and cool-down evenings of August….

Mercedes comfort, AMG performance

Mercedes comfort, AMG performance

Mercedes-Benz was once known for producing luxury sedans “far superior in comfort” while ceding recognition to BMW and its M division for high-performance success. By tightening a link to engine-enhancing AMG, results were a rush of adrenaline which Mercedes found…

‘21 Trailblazer may dominate small SUVs

‘21 Trailblazer may dominate small SUVs

General Motors, in seeking a bigger slice of a small pie, appears to be tossing tradition to the winds. I’m talking of two new U.S. subcompact SUVs, Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer, sharing a platform out of GM’s Bupyeong…

TRD trim adds sport to Avalon, Camry

TRD trim adds sport to Avalon, Camry

The TRD badge, a synonym for “performance” for years on Toyota trucks and SUVs, has surprisingly been added to Avalon and Camry sedans, and I showed one off in a drive to Sterling in July. The TRD (Toyota Racing Development)…

Eastbound Sprinter’s destination: Dewey’s

Eastbound Sprinter’s destination: Dewey’s

The huge vehicle showed up at my house on a Thursday morning; a high-roof Sprinter 2500 passenger van, built by Mercedes-Benz. It stands 9 feet in height, has seating for 12. Behind the driver and front-seat passenger are a second…

Little Toyota Yaris 38.9 mpg, $19k price

Little Toyota Yaris 38.9 mpg, $19k price

The automotive mix continues. Toyota has returned a hatchback to the Yaris subcompact lineup for 2020, after a year’s absence; it is a version of the Mazda2 and produced in a Mazda plant in Salamanca, Mexico. Pricing falls below $20,000….

VW Golf GTI finishes a mile short

VW Golf GTI finishes a mile short

Right around 350 bucks is all that separated sticker prices on two new cars I drove back-to-back for review in The Post. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn rolled in at $37,415; almost matching that is the ’20 Mini…